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EU commissioners to discuss energy projects, climate change with Lithuanian leaders

Friday, July 19, 2019

European Commissioner for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic is coming to Vilnius on Friday to discuss energy projects and climate change with Lithuania’s top officials.   Sefcovic, together with European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis, are scheduled to meet with President Gitanas Nauseda and Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis. The meetings will focus on energy and climate policy priorities, the Baltic power grids’ synchronization with the Continental European system, and the current situation…

Desynchronisation of Baltic power grids from Russia postponed

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Because Russia is planning to desynchronise its own electric power grid in the Kaliningrad oblast in May, the grid operators of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are forced to postpone their own desynchronisation attempt, previously scheduled for June this year. The Baltic states as well as the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad between Poland and Lithuania are, as far as network frequencies are concerned, still an extension of Russia’s electricity grid. Efforts…

EU approves EUR 323 million for 1st stage of Baltic power grids’ synchronization

Friday, January 25, 2019

The European Union is allocating EUR 323 million for the first stage of the Baltic power grids’ synchronization with the continental European system, covering around 75 percent of the total estimated cost of EUR 432.5 million, the European Commission announced. The EUR 323 million funding, which is the amount sought by the three countries, will be provided under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). Some EUR 125 million will go to…

Synchronization could cost Lithuanian consumers no more than NordBalt – minister

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Energy Minister Zygimantas Vaiciunas expects that the Baltic power grids’ synchronization with the continental European system will not cost Lithuanian consumers more than the NordBalt power link with Sweden, saying efforts are being made to secure the highest possible EU funding for the project, citing LETA/BNS. “We are speaking about (an additional) 0.2 euro cents (to the electricity price),” he added. The European Commission is expected to announce in early…